Tag Archives: Vermont

Stamping on the East Coast

By | October 11, 2016

“The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other.” from Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say I’ve been on vacation, but I’m back in California now! Just like Allen Say’s grandfather, who grew up in Japan and immigrated to San Francisco as a young man, I feel like… Read More »

Star of Light Shines Tonight!

By | October 4, 2016

My past few posts have been scheduled ahead, and today is no exception, because I’ve been gallivanting around the country visiting my stamping peeps that live in the far-flung Northeast region. A year ago in September we stamped at Sherry’s house, and made these window cards: Sherry, Wanda, Mindy, Kathy and Karenlee – the Chittenden… Read More »

Another Family Birthday!

By | October 2, 2016

Yesterday my sister-in-law Mindy had a birthday; today our nephew Joe of Colchester, VT is celebrating his. October in Vermont is well-known for Leaf Peeping, so I decided to go with a foliage season theme on his card: You may remember seeing this maple leaf out of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Boho Chic embossed… Read More »

Rabbit Redux

By | October 1, 2016

Ok, just kidding – this has nothing to do with the John Updike novel, I just decided to bring back my “Rabbit, Rabbit” card from last fall because I revamped it to give to my sister-in-law Mindy of Burlington, Vermont for her October 1st birthday today!   Unfortunately, I won’t be able to direct you… Read More »

It’s Birthday Time for a Sweet Girl!

By | September 12, 2016

Our baby grand-niece Piper will be celebrating her 1st birthday this week! And in case you were wondering what a red fox might want to say to a little girl on her birthday: (I computer-generated the inside sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock.) Piper and her mom, dad and big sister Cricket live in Vermont, and… Read More »

Gladys’ Garden Remembered

By | July 25, 2016

When I started working with the new Bunch of Blossoms set and coordinating Blossom Builder Punch, I wanted to recreate a Peony, one of those full and fragrant flowers that bloom in profusion in the gardens back east. Reggie’s mom Gladys had Peony bushes outside of her back door; they are still there now and… Read More »

Kitty Cats and Cards Don’t Mix!

By | July 1, 2016

Ok, I am finally ready to tell this story; it isn’t pretty, but Real Life is messy, as I’m sure anyone who has ever had a dog, a cat or a small child will understand! I mentioned at the beginning of June that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s event where we met together… Read More »

It’s A Milestone Anniversary!

By | April 19, 2016

Red and green are opposite each other on the Color Wheel, and whenever you use opposites together, it’s an attention-getter! Of course, a 10-year wedding anniversary is worthy of note, but later on in this post you’ll see why I put some green with the red & white, which we traditionally associate with love and… Read More »

Inspiring Circus Postage Stamps

By | March 23, 2016

When The Stampers’ Sampler came out with their Envelope Template Challenge last summer I knew that I wanted to create something with it! I considered several ideas, but it wasn’t until we got a couple of cards in the mail from Reggie’s sister Kathy that I knew where I’d be going with this:   Kathy… Read More »

Triple Dipping – in Cards & Cones!

By | March 20, 2016

When the Stamp Group met this weekend we made a card that we had seen on page 16 of the big Annual Catalog. The card in the catalog example was made with Mint Macaron ink and floral embellishment, but I had a container of Blossom Accents in all of the 2015-2017 In Colors so I… Read More »

All You Need is Love

By | February 18, 2016

We received two hand stamped Valentine cards in the mail from Reggie’s sisters in Colchester, VT: Kathy used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, an embossing folder for the background and heat embossing to embellish the larger hearts on her red and white card, finishing with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the flower petals.… Read More »

No Business Like Snow Business!

By | December 30, 2015

We received many beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards this year, but with the busy schedule of holiday events and preparations, I’ve gotten behind in my posts! Here are few snow-themed cards to share today: Snowflakes are the focus of this first card, made by Wanda Morin of Colchester, VT: Snowflake stamp images, shaped punch, sequins and… Read More »

Mona Lisa and I Have a Secret!

By | December 22, 2015

My sister-in-law Sherry Pakulski called from Vermont last week to let me know that we both had cards included in the new Winter 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. She mentioned that our cards were just two pages apart, and that we’d have to try again to get “on the same page.” She was referring… Read More »

Honoring Faces From the Past

By | November 22, 2015

You might know Waterbury, VT as the site of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, but another interesting, if lesser known, spot is the Waterbury Flea Market, which is held on weekends in a farmer’s field, adjacent to the large barn and silos. While you can find a little bit of everything there, new and… Read More »

Sisterly Love

By | November 13, 2015

Now that we’re back from our vacation, I’ve had a chance to take some pictures of the handcrafted cards that have come our way in the past week. These cards were made for Reggie by his sisters, Kathy and Sherry, and one of our sisters-in-law, Mindy, who all live in Vermont. Kathy’s card in bright… Read More »